Co-founder of Green School Brazil, Romeu Santana is an architect who has studied and worked in Brazil, Ireland and South Africa. Romeu is currently working on various designs for the buildings required for the Green School project that will be constructed over six phases. All construction will be governed by the Green School slogan, “the environment will lead”.
On this page, we will feature some of the conceptual design ideas that Romeu is working with. We will also add conceptual images.
The main buildings will be the;
Phase One Existing or nearing completion for end of 2017
a) The Cottage – a place called home
b) The Pantry – a place of storage
c) The Minas Kitchen – a place to eat
Phase Two For completion end of 2018
a) Heart of School – a place for administration
b) Greens (Cafe and Gallery) – an inspirational place to eat
c) The Pods – a place to sleep (8 units – sleeps 16)
Phase Three For completion end of 2019
a) Heart of School – a place of learning
b) Green House – a place of growth (hydroponics centre)
Phase Four For completion end of 2020
a) The Bridge – a lace to chill
b) The Chapel – a place of reflection
c) The Pods Phase 2 (8 more units a further 16 beds bringing it to 32 beds)
Phase Five For completion end of 2021
a) ARC Animal rehabilitation centre – a place of care
b) Adventure Sports Centre – a place to just do it!
Phase Six For completion 2025
a) Green Village – A place to live
(Eight townhouses for private ownership – full or part ownership)
The pictures below best represent some of the above but serve only to convey concepts not any existing construction or building/s unless clearly identified as such.
Romeu Santana is a graduate of the architectural faculty at UCT (University of Cape Town). Romeu has also studied architecture for three years at the Izabela Hendrix Methodist University in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and studied urban design at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Romeu has also worked and studied in Dublin, Ireland where he worked for a firm of leading Irish architects as well as a leading firm of architects in Cape Town.